The Special Staff Verification Committee inaugurated by the Acting Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Henry Olusiyi has discovered that some retired and other deceased staff of the state judiciary still draw salaries and emoluments from the State treasury.
The chairman of the committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Alhassan, who disclosed this while presenting the report in Lokoja, the state capital, indicted the personnel department of the judiciary for alleged administrative negligence.
According to the report, lapses were discovered in the Personnel Department on improper documentation of staff information, as well as job description within the terms of reference.
This was even as the Ag. Chief Judge said that the report will be thoroughly scrutinized before implementation, describing as unfortunate, some of the irregularities discovered.
He said that the State government is resolved to equally carry out an in-house screening of the recommendations without fear or favour, commending members of the commitment for carrying out their assignment diligently and within stipulated time frame.